130 Ayyaaiura*a ftJjSk-rved : ;* Whatever Your Majesty said by way <M:"pU-a*aii?ry may l^ cu:i*:d£reci by them unnatural; for it if? said, *-1 s£:.:-eli ir::-re 1 ::T a JI'-Z-T: m.iii genuinely1 humble (in spirit).' It trill r-Tppear :inmr:; v ht;-i'. Does the bow which. beads from its rxtr.-iiiiiivS s»U"7r humility? I: iiils the opponent at once." " it Is etistoinary, according to the politico-moral maxims ot* Cai^ukya, that envoys should report to their masters not unly vrhat they have heard and seen, but their considered opinion on affairs forming the subject-matter of their report. The- information so communicated deserves the anxious consul ^ration of the people there. After careful examination of the facts mentioned in the report they must have tendered their advice," When the councillors had expressed their opinion, the Ray a said: "This appears to (provide us with) a cause for what we have intended to do in the future." Then he sent away Appaji and others. J&Jfavaeatam, pp. 61-64. 129 07). The Raya said to Appaji and other (ministers) : »* We have only expressed privately our desire to wage war upon the Mussulmans ; and they are already taking steps (to ward off onr attack). Is it courage or panic that has prompted them to take these precautionary steps ? "* Tr* this question, Appaji and the other ministers replied : " (Kiugs generally hear the news coming from all quarters ; but they do not immediately pay any attention to it. After the lapse of a few days, however, they cause a rumour to be spread that the ruler of the snaa would pay a visit to his district ; so that the forts in all the places should have fresh supplies of provisions and other articles as well as its full complement of troops.f The U&fnjkge of the original is not quite intelligible here. So the gist of the sentence is gives, t Tlie original has * .r«*ftt&j<H* * which perhaps denote* the reqtiixed quota of troops to b* maintftiawl far ti* dufane* of a fort.